Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World
Susan E. Alcock, Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World
ISBN: 0470674253 | 2012 | PDF | 309 pages | 4 MB
Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World reveals the significance and Offers a comparative analysis of several sophisticated systems of overland transport and communication networks across pre-modern cultures
Addresses the burgeoning interest in connectivity and globalization in ancient history, archaeology, anthropology, and recent work in network analysis
Explores the societal, cultural, and religious implications of various transportation networks around the globe
Includes contributions from an international team of scholars with expertise on pre-modern India, China, Japan, the Americas, North Africa, Europe, and the Near East
Structured to encourage comparative thinking across case studiesinterconnectedness of early civilizationsí pathways. This international collection of readings providing a description and comparative analysis of several sophisticated systems of transport and communication across pre-modern cultures.